Dear Valued Friends,
Our hearts are saddened beyond belief at the tragic death of Dr. Rector. Thank you so much for all your expressions of condolence and concern. We felt a need and desire to reach out to each of you in a personal way. However, under these most difficult circumstances, email and social media seem to be the most effective and appropriate way.
Your comfort and care were always Dr. Rector’s number one priority and he would want us to continue to do our best to see that you are taken care of. We’ve had many in the dental community to offer their support.
While we grieve and try to deal with the overwhelming state of unbelief this has left us in, we have asked some of those friends to assist with organizing an interim team of dentists that will donate their time to take care of your needs.
Within a few weeks we should have more permanent plans as to how we will take care of your dental needs in the future. In the meantime we ask for your patience and prayers as we go through this most painful and difficult period of adjustment to a life without the smiling face and wonderful leadership of a remarkable man.
The family and staff of Dr. Laray Rector
It has been said that your smile defines you. A bright smile portrays
Dr. Rector's goal is to give his patients the smile of their dreams.
''The best gift I could give a patient is to help them feel good about
themselves. Knowledge is critical but ultimately the way we care for our
patients is what separates us from other offices.''
Dr. Rector is a native of Middle Tennessee. He began his dental career in 1985
after graduating from the West Virginia School of Dentistry. Dr. Rector was the
top graduate in his class and received the J. Ben Robinson Award. He was named
to the Omicron Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Rector was the
recipient of awards from several organizations including the Academy of General
Dentistry, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, and the American Dental Society
Dr. Rector is a member of the Tennessee Chapter of the Academy of Cosmetic
Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and
the American Dental Association.
Dr. Rector completed the Ultimate Esthetic Practice in 1997 in New York, having
trained under the world renowned Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Larry Rosenthal. Dr.
Rector has been involved in designing smiles since that time. His goal is to create
beautiful smiles in a warm atmosphere.
Dr. Rector and his wife Susan have been married since 1980 and they are the proud
parents of two sons, Evan and Alex. Dr. Rector is passionate about his faith and
serves as a deacon where he is actively involved.